It seems nothing is going right for Delhi Capitals’ in the ongoing IPL season as their players’ bats and several other equipments worth lakhs have been stolen in transit.
As per reports, an investigation has been launched in the matter however, it has stunned many DC players and the team management. As per a report in the Indian Express, 16 bats, pads, shoes, thigh-pads, and gloves were stolen from the Delhi Capitals players’ kit bags once they arrived in the capital on Sunday from Bangalore.
“All of them were shocked when they heard that everyone had lost something or the other from their kit bags. This is the first time such an incident has happened and the matter was soon raised to the logistics department, police and later at the airport. The investigation is on,” a source in Delhi Capitals was quoted as saying by the the Indian Expeess.
DCP (Airport) Devesh Kumar Mahla told the publication that two men came on Tuesday evening at the IGI Airport in Delhi and informed them that their kit was missing from their bags.
“Our duty officer asked them to write a complaint with all the details and gave them a paper. They said that they would get all the details and will file a complaint. Appropriate legal action would be taken,” he said.
Notably, a logistics company is responsible for the team kit bags and luggage and ensures that they reach in advance to the destination ahead of a game. The report said that the players keep their kit bags outside their room after every match after which the logistics company takes over.
The Capitals is slated to take on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 28th match of IPL 2023 at the Arun Jaitley stadium on April 20 and the home side would be desperate to notch up their first win of the season,
Significantly, DC is the only team out of the total 10 in the ongoing edition which is yet to register a match.
The Warner-led side has lost all five of their games so far and are languishing at the bottom of the points-table.